Monday, May 14, 2018

Voice for the Silent Fathers by Eddie K. Wright FREE Book, Interview, Teaser & Giveaway

Voice for the Silent Fathers
by Eddie K. Wright


GENRE: Memoir



In his memoir, Eddie shares his story of becoming a father at 18 years old who realized his son was showing ‘stereotypical’ signs of being gay while still in diapers. Spending most of his adult life engulfed in the street gangster/hip-hop culture where this subject was not only hushed but deeply frowned upon, he gives us the voice for what’s been kept silent for far too long, confronting almost every aspect of this taboo topic. It took years for him to silently accept his son’s homosexuality himself, regardless of all the signs. When his son was five years old, his favorite color was pink and there was nothing Dad could do about it. By the age of fourteen; he was an internet sensation, dancing on YouTube building his fan base to guarantee his success when performing as a drag queen a few years later. Eddie addresses the questions most are scared to ask; Was there anything I could do to stop my son’s homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? Parents will find comfort in reading that Eddie admits that his son’s feminine behaviors embarrassed him and he seriously contemplated abandonment, a choice that too many fathers feel they have to choose.

He shares witnessing the desperation in the eyes of fathers, from all walks of life, who have pulled him aside, away from listening ears wanting to know the answers to these frequently asked questions, agonizing the possibilities that their son might be gay.


Excerpt One:

Intro Excerpt: 

“Was there anything I could do to stop my son’s homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? I've witnessed the desperation in the eyes of fathers, from all walks of life, who have pulled me aside, away from listening ears, wanting to know the answers to their questions, analyzing the possibilities of why their son might be gay, some weren’t even sure that their sons were gay.

Mothers seem to be more liberal about their son’s decisions to choose what makes them happy in life, and most importantly, "who" they share their lives with. However, for fathers, nine times out of ten, the topic is taboo. Especially the fathers who I've met in Federal prison or on the opposite end of the spectrum working with celebrities in the entertainment business.

I can tell you this though, I never thought I would write a book and never a book on a topic like this, but life is funny that way. I found myself raising a son at 18 years old; I was still a kid myself, with a baby boy headed down that taboo highway. I was confused, frustrated, and angry at the world. "Why me?" I often thought in those early days... “Why has life thrown me this crazy curve ball?”…


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

First time author Eddie K. Wright is a fitness trainer, Yoga instructor, spiritual motivational speaker and an inmate at a federal prison.  His personal transformation upon realizing the Universal laws and love of life, supports his conviction in his "Gangster to Guru" book series. The premier release "VOICE FOR THE SILENT FATHERS" details the struggle and inner conflict with being the parent of a homosexual child in the day, and a known connected gangster at night. Overcoming his "No son of mine" mentality, by realizing the true meaning of unconditional love wasn't easy, but his deep insight, heartfelt honesty, and 'laugh to keep from crying' attitude, makes for a humorous read for anyone touched by this issue which means it's for everyone!


1. Where are you from?
I'm from Smithtown, New York on the eastern end of Long Island in Suffolk County.
2. Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is that I was granted a hearing, appealing my conviction and 45 year sentence.  I've been patiently waiting over a year for the Courts to make their ruling.  The Federal justice system works slow, but I'm productively using every day.
3. When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing after my first year of incarceration that was over 12 years ago.  I began writing as a form of therapy which turned into a way I could help others as well as myself.  Writing gave me a freedom and purpose.
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Not long after I started writing, I wrote a letter to a volunteer chaplain named Dwight Lewis, who came to the jail every week.  We developed a friendship and when he lost his 18th young adult to violence that year, I wrote him a letter to encourage him to not lose hope.  He read that letter to his congregation of 2,000 and then asked me to write his Christmas service.
5. What inspired you to write your first book?
I was inspired with the hopes of getting my son to understand why I made some of the bad choices in my life.  Why I didn't have the right answers for him when it came to his particular type of sexuality and why I negatively acted out against him in different ways.  I had a macho, street gangster mentality, having a gay son wasn't part of the movie that I was directing for my life.  But it did turn out to be an incredible movie still!
6. What would you like my readers to know?

I want your readers to know that I'm the first father to ever write about this topic of having and accepting my gay son. That acceptance didn't occur overnight.  It took years.  Everyone knows someone dealing with this situation be it a parent, child, friend or co-worker.  There's a few reasons why homosexual teens have the highest suicide rate, one is that fathers don't' openly show their love and acceptance of their way of life.  There are grown adults that haven't reconciled with their parents or children.  It's never too late.  "Voice for the Silent Fathers", can be that olive branch on the road to having a healthy relationship that everyone deserves.  When you finish reading our story, you won't be just a reader, you'll be considered another friend of my family.  Thank you again!

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Thoughts from a reader:
These delicate father son issues, so implicitly captured in Eddie's writings, are relevant to a broad spectrum of societal issues beyond the "No son of mine" father of a gay man experience.  In fact, the book gets to the real substance of human conflict which is our inability to accept and appreciate difference. The key word here is appreciation.  The book offers an opportunity to consider acceptance in a way that extends grace, honor, support and recognition.  When we are ungrateful, we are critical, blaming, and we use forms of rejection.  Eddie’s experience of coming to the acceptance of his son provides hope for healing; a more practical response to conflict that allows dignity, respect and honor which overcomes criticism, blame, bigotry, and ultimately rejection.  ~G. Holmes~



Eddie will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Who is your favorite author of all time? Thanks for hosting. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!